Dylan Dwyer pitches first midweek complete-game shutout in modern UK history in win over Cincinnati

March 5, 2014 

UK's Ka'ai Tom scored on a wild pitch by Cincinnati starting pitcher Connor Walsh, who was covering home, in second inning of Kentucky's 7-0 game-one shutout of the visiting Bearcats.

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  • Kentucky 7, Cincinnati 0

    Game 1

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    Walsh, Patishall (5) and Wallace, Sparks; Dwyer and Thomas. W—Dwyer (1-0). L—Walsh (1-2). 2B—K: Barrett (2), Kuhn (5), Tom (4), Shelby (1). HRs—K: Shelby (1).

    Records— Kentucky 10-2, Cincinnati 2-8.

    Kentucky 11, Cincinnati 4

    Game 2

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    Kentucky 216 002 00X—11 11 1

    Walker, Cleary (4), Woodby (7) and Clark, Sparks, Wallace; Nelson, Martin (5), Mahar (6), Spencer (6), Zeigler (6), Spencer (6), Strecker (9) and Arnold. W—Spencer (1-0). L—Walker (0-2). 2B—C: Happ (3), Clark (2); K: Bernal (1). 3B—K: Cousino (2).

    Records—Kentucky 11-2, Cincinnati 2-9.

Freshman JaVon Shelby smashed his first career home run and sophomore Dylan Dwyer worked a complete-game shutout in his third career start, leading No. 22 Kentucky to a 7-0 win over Cincinnati in the opener of a doubleheader on Wednesday at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

Kentucky (10-2) posted the midweek win in the opener of a double-header, getting a run in the second, before plating two runs each in the third, fourth and seventh innings.

Dwyer worked the first complete-game shutout in a midweek game in the modern-era of the Kentucky program (2003-present). Dwyer's complete-game shutout was the first for UK since Alex Meyer tossed one versus No. 1 Vanderbilt in 2011. It was the first complete-game for a UK pitcher in a midweek game since Greg Dombrowski worked a complete-game and allowed one run in a 2005 win over Murray State.

■ Kentucky senior shortstop Matt Reida had his streak of 129 consecutive games snapped after suffering a minor injury during pregame infield/outfield. It marked the end of the 12th longest starting streak in college baseball and was the first time UK had started someone other than Reida at shortstop since 2011.

Kentucky 11, Cincinnati 4: Austin Cousino connected for three hits and A.J. Reed drove in three runs to give the Wildcats a midweek sweep of the visiting Bearcats.

Cousino went 3-for-5, including his second triple on the year, and scored two runs.

Reed extended his NCAA-leading RBI total to 24 through 13 games.

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